Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary?
If it is on this Reportable_Birds (PDF), please report it to the Nature Calgary Rare Bird Alert line at 403 221-4519 and leave a message after the beep at the end of the recording. If you would like some help with species identification, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To report injured wildlife call the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society at 403 239-2488, or the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation at 403 946-2361.
Compiled by Terry Koryluk
LEAST TERN – flying over Bow River at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary,reported by Penny Smith and 11 members of a Nature Calgary field trip.
AMERICAN PIPIT – Ptarmigan Cirque in Highwood Pass in Kananaskis Country – Marcel Gahbauer
PACIFIC WREN – as above
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE – as above
TIMBERLINE SPARROW – 2, as above
FOX SPARROW – as above
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH – as above
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO – calling near Stevesville Bridge in eastern Alberta, reported by Gerald Romanchuk
LECONTE’S SPARROW – near Bow Valley Ranch in Fish Creek Prov Park; one adjacent to the bikepath just south of the ranch and another along the chainlink fence across from the access road to the ranch and visitor’s centre
The next scheduled update of the bird alert is on Thu Jun 28.